Tagged: barack obama

Arkansas Hospitals Brace for New Overtime Regulations

by Mark Friedman 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The centerpiece of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations raises the threshold of what salaried workers must be paid in order to qualify as an exempt employee.

In Congress, Tom Cotton at Center of Dispute Over Water Buys From Iran

by Associated Press 4/28/2016 6:51 am

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate's first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans to buy Iranian "heavy water."

Obama Nominates Garland to Supreme Court, Challenging GOP

by Associated Press 3/16/2016 11:25 am

President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging Republicans to drop their adamant refusal to even consider his choice in an election year.

Opposition Led by Tom Cotton Takes Aim at Criminal Justice Overhaul

by Associated Press 2/10/2016 7:06 am

A handful of Senate Republicans dealt a severe blow to an overhaul of the criminal justice system in Congress, with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling the legislation "a massive social experiment in criminal leniency."

Obama Administration Loosens Cuba Embargo to Allow Sales on Credit

by Arshad Mohammed and Daniel Trotta, Reuters 1/26/2016 11:45 am

The U.S. approved a wider range of commerce with Cuba on Tuesday, making it easier for U.S. companies to finance exports and do business with the Communist government on public infrastructure projects.

Arkansas and the Federal College Scorecard

by Jan Cottingham 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The White House last month unveiled its College Scorecard, a database that allows users to evaluate and compare colleges and universities in the United States based on factors such as cost, graduation rate and salary after attending.

Get 11-Year-Old Aspen Smith's Award-Winning Catfish Recipe (as Served in the White House!)

by Blair Neel 8/10/2015 12:00 am

This summer, local 11-year-old Aspen Smith was one of 55 aspiring young chefs from across the country to be recognized as a winner in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

Who Wins, Loses Under Obama's Stricter Power Plant Limits

by Associated Press 8/3/2015 7:50 am

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

Obama Orders Steeper Cuts from Power Plants

by Associated Press 8/3/2015 7:49 am

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

Mike Huckabee Criticizes Iran Deal as Being Similar to Holocaust

by Associated Press 7/27/2015 7:11 am

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his controversial criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

Appeals Panel Won't Lift Hold on Obama Immigration Action

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 7:03 am

President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.

In Hope, Mike Huckabee Poised to Launch 2nd White House Bid

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 7:04 am

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first run.

Obama Seeks $100M Effort to Boost High-Tech Training, Hiring

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:17 am

President Barack Obama is calling for a home-grown, high-technology workforce to help boost higher-wage employment at a time of stagnant incomes.

Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 3:06 pm

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Key Issues in the States' Lawsuit Over Immigration

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 9:31 am

President Barack Obama's plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation is on hold after a judge temporarily blocked the effort.

Leslie Rutledge Applauds Ruling That Blocks Obama's Actions On Immigration

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 3:56 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is praising a ruling by a Texas judge that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Lew Says Congress Should Turn Efforts Toward Business Taxes

by Associated Press 1/22/2015 11:31 am

The Obama administration is pushing Congress to simplify federal business taxes after Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Democrats and Republicans are too far apart to agree on sweeping changes to taxes paid by individuals and families.

Obama's Speech Draws Unsparing Reviews from Republicans

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 1:28 pm

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran.

Obama Proposes Publicly Funded Community College for All

by Associated Press 1/9/2015 11:42 am

President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping, multibillion-dollar proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.


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